Held Annually in May

The Lisbon International Triathlon is super popular event in Lisbon, attracting over 800 participants from 30 countries. If you are planning your Lisbon holidays during the month of May, then this healthy, challenging and blood-pumping event is definitely one to be considered by the very fit and ready. This is more than a race, it’s an event enjoyed by locals and guests whether participating or just watching on the side and cheering on. This family friendly event offers various activities and along side of the event the largest triathlon Expo of equipment and apparel is also held over 3 days. The Lisbon International Triathlon ends with a spectacular awards party at the Lisboa Casino. The event is held annually in May that ensurers pleasant temperatures of an average of 26 degrees celsius. The venue used is the futuristic Parque das Nações set along the riverfront.


The main event is the Half-Ironman with distances covered as follows – 1900m swim, 90km cycling, 21km run. Different divisions of the race are designed to cater to different groups, from professional athletes to age-specific group to corporate groups and kids groups. If you’ve been training and want to test your fitness then you’re welcome to do it right here if you are visiting Lisbon in Spring.


The swim takes place in the unique artificial lake that surrounds the famous Lisbon’s Oceanário, where sharks, manta rays, seals and other marine life lives peacefully. The lake-location provides spectators with a perfect view, close-by, as the entire swim course is surrounded by a boardwalk where the spectators can walk alongside of the course. So for those not participating in the Triathlon, they can enjoy a perfect day of exciting triathlon watching. The bike course is fast and furious.The race takes place from the Oriente e IC2, this major transportation hub of the Lisbon’s transport system will be 100% closed to traffic for participants of the Lisbon International Triathlon to enjoy the course.This is a multi-lap bike course that takes you back to the Parque das Nações after each lap. The run is a fast, flat and multi-lap run course alongside the Tagus river. Inspiring views of the Tagus river with numerous spectators and passers-by cheering participants on, is part of the Lisbon International Triathlon and a great experience for anyone appreciating a real Lisbon challenge during your Portugal holidays.